We're proud to honor Tandem alum Eli Ratzlaff (TFS '16 ) for being named UVA's Public Service Volunteer of the Week. Eli graduated from UVA last spring with a degree in Political Philosophy, Policy & Law. While a UVA student, he volunteered for the International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, and Madison House. He continues to serve as an AmeriCorps Member at the IRC. Check out this great interview with a Tandem student who continues to let his life speak - here. Here's a photo of him working at Blue Ridge Area Food Bank with his family - Eli is on the left.
Two Tandem Friends alums made local news with their creative, funny, 'loving roast of local characters' Instagram video series. Addie Horan (TFS '06) and Ted Day (TFS '05) met and began doing drama together here at Tandem. Learn about their latest project - The Charlottesvillians - (note - the actual series contains some adult content) here.
This 50th Friday, we take a look back at Tandem graduations. While we will celebrate our Class of 2020 in some ways online tomorrow, we hope to be able to honor them with an on-campus ritual in August that will include many of Tandem's beloved traditions that make our graduations so memorable - the surprise entrance by the graduates, hearing each student's voice, the ritual of gratitude, the heartfelt remarks about each student, and more. Check out some memories of previous graduation celebrations and entrances, and share a favorite memory or photo (especially of an entrance as we couldn't share all of them).